Eco-Friendly Spray Foam Insulation
With its new Elastospray LWP spray foam insulation, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany, claims to combine maximum insulation performance with the best possible environmental protection.
The Elastospray LWP systems are the consistent further development of the proven spray foams from BASF. In addition to improving environmental compatibility, they deliver the accustomed quality of insulation, thanks in particular to its closed-cell structure. Suitable for almost all areas of the building envelope, the material shows low thermal conductivity owing to its closed-cell structure and air-tightness while permitting insulation without thermal bridges. In addition, it displays mechanical properties such as high compressive strength and appropriate water vapor permeability.
Swift Response to EU Directive
In its bid to curb climate change, the European Union aims to drastically reduce fluorinated gases (F-gases) with high Global Warming Potential (GWP). The associated EU Regulation is targeting a two-thirds cut in F-gas emissions across Europe by the year 2030. For industry, this means substituting hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), as conventionally used as blowing agents in spray foam, with eco-friendlier alternatives. With the rapid development and market launch of the Elastospray LWP product line in the course of 2017, BASF ranks among the front runners in the industry.
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